Manchester Orchestra

Manchester Orchestra

Genre: Alternative
Similar to: Pompei, Bright Eyes, Say Anything, The Format

From Atlanta, Georgia, Manchester Orchestra is led by singer/songwriter/guitarist, Andy Hull. The maturity of their song writing belied the fact that the band members were barely legal when their group formed (Ages ranged from 17 to 19). The indie rock sound came from Hull who had begun writing while attending high school. Friends began collaborating with him over time and the group was soon solidified and comprised of Hull, bassist Jonathon Corley, drummer Jeremiah Edmond, and later, keyboardist Chris Freeman, and guitarist Robert Mcdowell. Manchester Orchestra puts their life experiences into their music, making for a very unique connection between the band and their fans. Their most popular single “I’ve Got Friends” is from their Mean Everything to Nothing album.

The Front Bottoms

Genre: Rock
Similar to: Kevin Devine, Mansions, Weatherbox

The Front Bottoms are an indie rock duo from New Jersey whose music is a wildly eclectic blend of pop, rock, and punk influences, accompanied by witty lyrics that offer a rapid-fire, slightly surreal perspective on the world around them. The Front Bottoms are vocalist Brian Sella on guitars and vocals and Mathew Uychich on drums and bullhorn. Hailing from Bergen County, New Jersey, Sella and Uychich have been friends since they were ten years old, and started writing songs together when Sella was in sixth grade. In 2008, the Front Bottoms put out a self-released album, I Hate My Friends, and they hit the road, making their way up and down the East Coast. Brian Uychich joined the duo on keyboards and vocals, but left the group in 2011. In 2011, the Front Bottoms signed a deal with respected label Bar/None Records, and their first album for their new sponsors, simply titled The Front Bottoms, was issued in September 2011.

Genre: Alternative
Similar to: Colour Revolt, Moving Mountains, Listener, Sainthood Reps

Working in the vein of bands like Sigur Ros, True Widow, and Mogwai, their sound is a full exploration of the quiet/loud dynamic, drifting languidly between ethereal atmospherics and shoegaze-influenced walls of sound.  The band made its debut in 2006 with the In Comparison to me EP, followed in 2009 by the Death of Day EP, which was the first release to feature the full lineup of Tanner Merritt, Johnny Dang, Michael Martens, and Anton Dang.  Tirelessly touring, O’Brother began to develop on the road, growing together as musicians as they shared stages with the likes of Manchester Orchestra and Cage the Elephant.  The band members eventually settled back down to commit the new material they had been developing to tape, and in 2011 O‘Brother released their first full-length, Garden Window, through Triple Crown.  Since then they have released a few EP’s and also their new album Disillusion was released in August of 2013.

$17.00 - $20.00

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All Age Groups-Main Floor Access / 21+ Access to Restricted Balcony / +$1 UnderAge Fee will be charged at the door (not included in ticket price)

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Manchester Orchestra with The Front Bottoms, O'Brother

Wednesday, November 20 · Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:30 PM at The Castle Theatre